Have you heard of Outstanding in the Field? I’m dying to go to a dinner and would love to snag a seat at one of the two dinners in Virginia later this year (they’ll be here during my birthday month, hint, hint certain someones who might be reading), but in the meantime, the tables Outstanding sets has me dreaming of dining en plein air…
Although outdoor events come with unique sets of logistical considerations (that’s another post or ten for another day), they truly are the most fun to plan. What’s better than being outdoors, sky above you, yummy food upon your plate, surrounded by the ones you love? Nothing, I’m quite sure!
all images via Outstanding in the Field
Just a peek of an arrangement I put together yesterday using camellia, quince, pear tree blossoms, daffodils and bells of ireland — many of the flowers were gathered from our yard. This is my favorite time of year, when the quince, daffodils and camellias are in bloom and the buds on the spring trees are beginning to open!
Although the designs by Raf Simons were the reason for the show, of course, and they were glorious and ladylike, I can’t stop staring at the flowers designed by Mark Colle, an Anthwerp-based florist, for the Fall 2012 Jil Sander collection. Encased in lucite boxes, Colle’s arrangements feel like modern day Dutch still lifes. Couldn’t you imagine these on display at a museum wedding?
I’ve been busy gathering blue and white china floral vases and accent pieces for our clients, Nina and Adam; their wedding is just a few short weeks away. This is always the most fun time for me — seeing everything come together. Of course, the day before and the day of the wedding when we’re installing is the very best, but I love the anticipation that comes with this time in planning. The pieces we’re collecting are destined to become decor in Nina and Adam’s new home, which makes the act of collecting them all that much more special!
Loving these dip dyed table cloths. Such an easy and affordable way to dress up a basic cotton linen and to have something unique and custom for an event!
Have you visited Revel yet? It’s a new blog from the girls at 57 Grand, and today I’m contributing a shop the look story based on Katie and Max’s wedding. Shop the look is like an interactive inspiration board. You can click on the images to purchase the item pictured or one that’s very similar. I hope you’ll stop by today to check it out!
It’s no secret just how much I love Minted. It’s where we ordered Connally’s birth announcement, which was later featured in the Wall Street Journal, after all! Minted is such a great resource for modern wedding invitations and unique save the dates, designed by a collection of independent designers. This week, Minted is introducing dozens of new designs, as well as wedding programs, postcard save the dates, and minibooks. With so many new styles and completely customizable ink color options, the options are truly endless! I’ve included a few of my favorite designs here. Links below!